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Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship
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The Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship has been created to support the professional development of a search and staffing professional at a member firm in earning NAPS certification and participating in the educational activities of the annual association national conference.



Applicants must be a current NAPS member and have worked in the industry for one year at a member firm and have the pledge of their owner/manager that their participation (travel, lodging and per diem expenses) in the scholarship program will be subsidized by the firm.



Applicants will write a short (250 words maximum) essay or statement on their desire to seek NAPS certification (CPC or CTS) and how they feel earning this credential will improve and extend their ability to serve candidates and clients and extend their personal career development. Each application must include a separate endorsement from the firm owner/manager that the individual's participation in the scholarship program will be sponsored.



Each year one individual, who is a current NAPS member, will be selected to receive the Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship which will include the following:


a) Complimentary individual registration for the NAPS annual conference

b) Complimentary registration for CPC or CTS certification, including training manual and examination fee

c) Complimentary registration for the on-site Certification Immersion Class

d) Placement of recipient name on a personalized certificate (to be awarded at a conference session/luncheon) and on a NAPS plaque for conference display.



NAPS will begin accepting applications for the 2018 Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship on July 15, 2018. Applicants must direct an email to that includes the following:


1. Personal statement as to why the applicant is seeking NAPS certification and how he/she believes the CPC or CTS credential will enhance and extend their capabilities as an industry professional. Applicants must have been active in the search and staffing industry for at least one full year. This statement should not exceed 250 words.


2. All applications for the scholarship must include a statement by the owner/manager of the applicant that the firm will provide travel, lodging and per diem expenses to the Bonita Springs, FL NAPS Conference if she/he is the Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship winner.


3. All applications will be acknowledged within 48 hours by return email.


4. Applications for the 2018 scholarship must be received by September 15, 2018.

Applications will be reviewed by a team of NAPS certificate holders and an announcement as to the 2018 recipient will be made in late September. Questions about the Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship should be emailed to




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